Residents evacuated after garage fire
Around 200 people had to be evacuated from a block of flats in La Laguna when fire broke out in the basement garage.
Members of the Tenerife Fire Brigade Consortium, based in the La Laguna and Santa Cruz parks, as well as volunteers from La Laguna and Tegueste, were called out to deal with the incident at the residential building in Baltasar Núñez and Seis de Diciembre streets.
The alarm was raised in the late afternoon by a passer-by who saw a large amount of smoke coming from a garage.
The fire crews found the fire had started in three vehicles parked inside the garage so evacuated the residents.
The smoke also affected other nearby vehicles, the water pipes and the electricity of the building. They pro-ceeded to extinguish the flames and ventilate the property for several hours.
Local Police, National Police and the SUC also attended.